Published Nov 16, 2017An investigation into Kevin Spacey's run as artistic director of the Old Vic Theatre in London has revealed 20 more allegations of "inappropriate behaviour."
Spacey held the position from 2004 to 2015, and a new statement from the theatre reveals that almost none of the 20 new complainants reported incidents at the time they occurred because they felt Spacey "operated without sufficient accountability" and feared that their reports would be trumped by Spacey's status.
All but two of the 20 new allegations involve incidents that took place before 2009. The final report also states that none of those who gave testimony to the investigation were minors at the time the alleged inappropriate behaviour took place. Only one instance of inappropriate behaviour was raised with management.
In response to the theatre's latest findings, current Old Vic artistic director Matthew Warchus said:
I have genuine and deep sympathy for all those who have come forward and said they were hurt in some way by my predecessor's actions. Everyone is entitled to work in an environment free from harassment and intimidation. The Old Vic is now actively engaged in the process of healing and the process of prevention.
These allegations have been a shock and a disturbing surprise to many of us. It is incorrect, unfair and irresponsible to say that everybody knew. But as a result of the investigation, what we have learnt is how better to call out this behaviour in future.
Head here to read the complete investigation summary, as well as the Old Vic's new pledge to create a safe and secure working environment going forward.
As previously reported, Anthony Rapp publicly accused Spacey of making sexual advances toward him when he was 14 years old in a BuzzFeed interview last month.
In the wake of his allegations, a number of other actors have come forward with their own disturbing stories of Spacey's sexual misconduct. Netflix has since pulled the plug on House of Cards and Ridley Scott has replaced Spacey with Christopher Plummer in the opening-soon film All the Money in the World.